Do What Is Right, Not What Is Easy In the 1957 MGM film Twelve Angry Men, juror’s number 8 and 9 were the two most effective leaders. Juror number 8 stands out the most out of the 12 jurors; he is a leader and a hard worker because he refuses to give up until the other jurors face the truth. Juror number 9 is the second-in-command when it comes to justice and sympathy. Juror number 9 says “Gentlemen, that’s a very sad thing – to mean nothing. A man like this needs to be quote, to be listen to” (Juror 9).
Lance Armstrong is dealing with an Ethical dilemma because of his position in life. Being a successful sport man made him more and more popular in people’s world. To lose that would cost him too much. The love that fans have for him, if he confesses his transgressions, he would lose them. On the other hand if he fights and still lie, that would cause his family unnecessary strain.
Although he is a minor character, Giles Corey plays the role of an anti-hero, who not only displays probably the biggest act of bravery in the whole play, but also demonstrates the fact that although the judges were “learned and all-powerful”, a high education and obsession for power cannot silence the tenacity displayed by such a truthful character. At the beginning of the play, Giles had a proclivity to say things that he didn’t understand were accusatory and ends up becoming this sort of villain-like character, but through a turn of events, he ended up becoming an unlikely hero. As Giles is introduced, Reverend Parris and the others are discussing the situation with Betty and what might be wrong with her, and Giles unknowingly says “Is she going to fly again? I hear she flies.” (Miller, 150). He didn’t mean to accuse her of being a witch, he
Theo Robson, who is in the middle of the age group and leader 18th Avenue Homeboys, is the person who rose from no one to someone and always enjoys putting a bullet in a body, sometimes for no good reason. Theo, despite being something of a madman with a gun from time to time, is someone who likes to take responsibility for his other brothers and making sure they don’t step out of line and get themselves arrested or killed. James Robson is someone who rides on the side-lines of all of the violence, mostly because he isn’t as great as a shot as the other brothers but is the best at gathering valuable resources such as materials for crafting firearms and transporting drugs from client to the family safe house quickly and without stirring up any trouble. James is also the one with the most medical expertise and is responsible for any injuries or health issues the other brothers have. Mikey Robson , one of the older brothers and is someone who enjoys any kind of mischief that involves pain and suffering for other human beings.
The essential character of America as a nation embraces so many good qualities, that makes the ideal American character be seen as a hero to the public, but within those qualities there are always contradictions that play a big role in almost any success story, that later produces this ideal American character. Highsmith's creation of Tom Ripley as the main character in the novel, makes one question the honesty and the dignity behind any example of the perfect American character, that we do admire and often sometimes look up to as mentor in life. Tom Ripley in the course of the novel, he lies, cheats, kills, yet most of us want him to succeed, and we applaud him every time he escapes justice, and these are the unspoken contradictions
Volunteers is a great movie for depicting the situations that may be faced in volunteer work. Tom Hanks was irritating, in a good way, in protraying his role as Lawrence Bourne III. Lawrence is someone you can call a selfish, arrogant, happy-go-lucky guy. He likes to gamble with money that he doesn’t have and depends on his father for support. He seems to be an intelligent man considering that he graduated from Yale University, but his actions as irresponsible.
Throughout the book Atticus faces many conflicts that he handles very well, making him the hero of the story. When responding to conflict, Atticus Finch shows to be a very responsible man. Atticus states “...if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that’s something i’ll gladly take. He had to take it out on somebody and i’d rather it be me than that household of children out there.” (Lee Page 218) Atticus knew that beacuse he had humiliated Bob Ewell in court that Bob would be very angry. He knew that
Atticus Finch: The Person Lawyers are often perceived as devious and employers of chicanery. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch is an exception to this perception. Atticus continuously shows himself to be a excellent figure in Maycomb County and an even better father. Throughout the novel, Atticus demonstrates three main qualities- courteous, courage, and wisdom. Atticus indicates he is courteous through two major incidents.
The traditional roles taken by men within the novella were roles that were higher ranked in society. Roles that were dignified and labeled masculine. The social structure made men superior and privileged over women. Which is why, when crimes were committed by men, they were most often justified or let go rather than punished. " ' We killed him openly, ' Pedro Vicario said, 'but we 're innocent ' (Márquez, 49).
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde It can be very difficult to lead a respectable life which is constantly being looked upon by peers without both good and bad sides of one’s personality surfacing. “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson the author describes the difficulty of a man leading two different lives. Repression is defined as the action or process of suppressing a thought or desire in oneself so that it remains unconscious. Dr. Jekyll makes the amazing discovery about isolating personalities but his desire for leading different lives prevails due to his nobility of being good in the name of science. Dr. Henry Jekyll is a respected doctor and physician who since his youth days has secretly engaged in corrupt behavior and actions.